Slow down in activity across the Indian patent office this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 12th of March 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 987 patent applications have been published in the 11th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 987 applications published in the journal, 183 applications account for early publications while 804 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 616 applications have been granted last week as compared to 785 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 21.53%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 62 57 8.07% decrease
Mumbai 31 37 19.36% increase
Chennai 100 81 19% decrease
Kolkata 13 8 38.46% decrease
Total 206 183 11.17% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 411 297 27.74% decrease
Mumbai 174 143 17.82% decrease
Chennai 287 224 21.95% decrease
Kolkata 100 140 40% increase
Total 972 804 17.28% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,178


Percentage difference: 16.21% decrease


A total of 1,266 FER’s were issued last week. Applicants and their agents can check if any of their patent applications have been examined by referring to the journal available here.

City No. of FER Issued
Delhi 452
Mumbai 187
Chennai 511
Kolkata 116
Total 1,266

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 280 209 25.36% decrease
Mumbai 129 111 13.95% decrease
Chennai 251 218 13.15% decrease
Kolkata 125 78 37.6% decrease
Total 785 616 21.53% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 987 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 113 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 18 applications from Delhi, 26 applications from Mumbai, 7 applications from Pune, 17 applications from Bangalore, 25 applications from Chennai, 16 applications from Hyderabad and 4 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 5th February 2021 to 12th March 2021
Delhi 141 18
Mumbai 188 26
Pune 134 7
Bangalore 184 17
Chennai 311 25
Hyderabad 116 16
Kolkata 26 4


Total early publications 2,438
Total ordinary publications 8,630
Total applications published 11,068
Total grants in Delhi 2,356
Total grants in Mumbai 1,032
Total grants in Chennai 2,214
Total grants in Kolkata 945
Total Grants 6,547
Total applications examined 16,678


The design office has registered a total of 203 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 2,229 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 202
  • Total designs registered this Week: 203

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 2,229

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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